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by New to distilling
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Yip fair call, my wash is still ticking away, but curious anyhow. Ocasionally there must be a wash that you just can't kick start?
by New to distilling
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Cooking off a 1/2 fermented batch

Theoretically if you distill a 1/2 finished sugar wash, what's the worst that could happen?
by New to distilling
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash modifications
Replies: 55
Views: 3557

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash modifications

Cheers guy, I'm looking forward to running it.
by New to distilling
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: sugar wash
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: sugar wash

sweet feed?
by New to distilling
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash modifications
Replies: 55
Views: 3557

Re: Wineos Plain Ol Sugar Wash modifications

DIMONIUN PHOSPHATE in this wash, I dont know much about nutriens, how far will 1 tsp go?
by New to distilling
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: sugar wash
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: sugar wash

Any thoughts?
by New to distilling
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: sugar wash
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: sugar wash

The reason I ask is, I have tried the Bird watchers (Not to bad)still has some sort of taste to it, maybe the tomato paste? Now am trying Wino's sugar wash. 1 teaspoon of dimoniun phosphate doesn't seem a lot to feed 22 litres? or is it...
by New to distilling
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: sugar wash
Replies: 10
Views: 441

sugar wash

Can you just ferment bakers yeast and sugar to produce a sugar wash?
by New to distilling
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Is distillers yeast Brewers yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Is distillers yeast Brewers yeast

Is distillers yeast Brewers yeast?
by New to distilling
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 541534

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

I's still sitting at 1040, (4 days now) I'm starting to wonder if the alcahol has killed off the yeast?
by New to distilling
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 541534

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Is there much if any methanol in these sugar washers?
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 541534

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Cheers I'll give hat a go then.
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 55062

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Maybe I should put a camden tablet in and stop the fermentation and distill it?
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 541534

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Maybe I should put a camden tablet in and stop the fermentation and distill it?
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 541534

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

AH my old friend, Thanks for your help. I read you post the other day about the baking soda so added that as per your instructions per gal/ltr so would imagine the ph must be within cuey and the temp has been a constant 30C. The original brew was 23 ltrs water, 140 grams tomato paste, 1/2 a squeezed...
by New to distilling
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2136
Views: 541534

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Hi Folks, Ballsed up my first birdwatchers by adding to much sugar, sort of scalled down the recipe and didn't calc the sugar right. Started sg 1:100 and has almost come to a stand still at 1:40. should I just burn it off in the still now? If it were still fermenting albeit very,very slowley and put...
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: sugar wash/ reflux still
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: sugar wash/ reflux still

CHEERS
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: sugar wash/ reflux still
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: sugar wash/ reflux still

What sort of yeast shoud I be using
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: sugar wash/ reflux still
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: sugar wash/ reflux still

Yes clasic Turbo Yeast, 25 ltr s/s still with a reflux copper head, no not making cuts just turfing the first 100ml, Flavourless neutral sound ideal.
by New to distilling
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: sugar wash/ reflux still
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

sugar wash/ reflux still

Hi All, You've most likely heard this a lot before so forgive me if so. I distill a sugar wash in a reflux still 7kg sugar 25ltrs water yeast Fermented,Thats it Through the still it goes, The issue I have is that you consistantly get that ethanol base flavour. Will it go away if put through the stil...
by New to distilling
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Duplast still
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Duplast still

Cheers, It's a good site
by New to distilling
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Plum Crazy Kiwi
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Plum Crazy Kiwi

Good to see kiwi's mixing it with the big boys, my still is a mish mash of sorts but it does the trick. Like the use of fruit and not just a sugar wash, the old fella next door has a massive pear tree, someone gave me the receipe for pear cider a couple of years ago now, so we thought why make 2ltrs...
by New to distilling
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Duplast still
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Duplast still

Ha ha, I do remove the first 100ml and I haven't had a bad experience yet! and hope to get better as time goes by, I have heard good things about pot stills and brandy's and would like to have a go at some stage as I hear the taste comes through well from the mash. I live rural and the guy next door...
by New to distilling
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Duplast still
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Duplast still

Thanks again Dunderhead, I will upload an image of the still in the next few days, so you can see it. I'm greatfull for any help I can get.
by New to distilling
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Duplast still
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Duplast still

Thanks Dnderhead, It's full of pot scrubbers and refluxes well, I just keep hearing differing advice on still head temps? Some of the shop brought stills here in New Zealand start producing at 65 degrees and finish at less than 79. Mine starts at 81 degrees and finishes at 86*? Can you even get meth...
by New to distilling
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Duplast still
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Duplast still

So you know how they work and all I have to do is send in an image? How do I upload it?
by New to distilling
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Duplast still
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Duplast still

Hi Folks, I am new to distilling and have been given a duplast still head (copper). I have mounted it to 2x 16ltr stainless steel buckets tig welded in the centre with a stainless steel 100 millimetre diameter column around 300mm or (1 foot long) The unit has an internal element and works well. I us...